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Workplace Safety Watch – December, 2021

04 December: Kutty (45) slipped and fell to his death while cleaning a sewage tank in Chennai’s Aynavaram. He was not provided any safety equipment by his employer.

05 December: Pintu Singh (34) died after being trapped inside a water pipeline near the Bombay High Court while carrying out repair work.

05 December: Prashant Majumdar (50) died after a heavy iron angle fell on him while unloading it at an under-construction building in Worli in central Mumbai. Police have registered a case of accidental death.

05 December: N.P.Jithin (24) died, and three others were seriously injured when the concrete slab of an under-construction house collapsed during plastering work at Kakkuni in Kozhikode.

06 December,: Santosh (25) died on the spot, and five others were injured after a blast at a reactor of R.P. Industries’ chemical manufacturing unit at Ankleshwar in Panoli GIDC, Bharuch. Police registered a complaint of accidental death.

07 December,: Vijay (32), Neeraj (22) and Yasin (26) were asphyxiated to death while the health of another worker remains critical. Workers were employed to cleaning a tank at the Jauharpur unit of BL Agro in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh.

15 December: Deepak Kumar Singh(28) and a minor Bharat Singh(17) died while measuring the depth of a sewage line’s manhole in the Laukhedi area in Bhopal. They were employed by Ankita construction , a Gujarat based company which did not provide them the necessary safety gear for sewage-related work. An FIR has been registered against the management staff of the company.

16 December,: 7 people died, and at least 23 were injured after fire broke out following an explosion in the state owned Gujarat Fluorochemicals Limited (GFL).

21 December: 3 people were killed and 44 were injured after a fire broke out in Indian Oil Corporation in the Purba Midnapore district of West Bengal.

24 December: 4 people died while 15 others were grievously injured in the boiler blasts at Canton Laboratory, a chemical factory in Vadodara district of Gujarat.

24 December: 4 municipal corporation workers died while working on a drainage system in Akkalkot of Maharashtra’s Solapur district. The incident took place due to a lack of safety gear.

25 December: Pawan Yerne(21), was crushed to death after a crane ran over him while he was at work. The crane driver, worker of the same factory, has been booked for causing death by negligence.

26 December,: 7 people died, and 12 others were injured after a boiler exploded at Anshul snacks, a noodle-making factory in Muzaffarpur. An FIR has been lodged against the 7 people including the owner and manager of the factory.

28 December: Mohd Ramzan Wagay, employed on contract by Jammu & Kashmir Power Development Department died of electrocution while repairing a transmission line in the Rafiadabad area. The incident took place due to a lapse in safety check while the repair work was underway.

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